"The Dallas Cowboys can’t put a sticker on their helmets for the 5 police officers who were killed."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Hornung tells it; letter essentially confirms it
Says President John F. Kennedy released a star Green Bay Packer from military reserve duty so that he could play in the 1961 NFL Championship Game.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Taxpayers have paid well over 50% for most NBA arenas built since 1999
A 50-50 public-private split for paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena would "be much better -- in terms of the portion of the public financing -- than most of the other arena projects done around the country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 29th, 2015
"Research performed by economists has shown no consistent, positive impact on jobs, income or tax revenues arising from stadiums or sports franchises."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Take me out to the (publicly owned) ballpark
Thirty U.S. cities have Triple A baseball teams and "virtually everyone of them [is] playing in government owned ballparks."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Only 20 colleges and universities "have athletic departments with revenue exceeding expenses."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
"Football will outlive all of us"
"Last week's three most-viewed television programs were Sunday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
FIFA "pressured Brazil into passing a so-called Budweiser bill, allowing beer sales in soccer stadiums."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Arena Amazonia feared as a "white elephant"
Brazil built a $300 million stadium in the Amazon rainforest that "is only going to be used for four World Cup games," and there’s no team "that can fill it afterwards."
Obamas are first no-shows since 1998
"It’s been 14 years since a president or a vice president or a member of their family has not gone and attended at least an event at the Olympics."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
The fact is up ... and it's good
"The extra point is almost automatic. … (The NFL) had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd" attempts.
— Politifact PunditFact on Friday, January 31st, 2014
QB is often the star
Quarterbacks "won the (Super Bowl) MVP more than 50 percent of the time."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Coach slam-dunks others on pay
The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Upon further review
"State law says that once the state appraises a piece of property, they can only pay it a certain amount above appraisal."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, August 26th, 2013
Abe could put you in a half nelson
Says wrestling was a favorite sport of Abraham Lincoln.
— Politifact National on Monday, February 18th, 2013
Nothing to cheer about
Says Virginia is the biggest state that does not have a major league sports team.
— Politifact Virginia on Wednesday, December 26th, 2012
Yes, lots of time on the links
Over the last six months, President Barack Obama has golfed 10 times and held 106 fundraisers, but his jobs council has never met.
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Strange but true
"The Republican from Georgia [U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston], he hasn’t even been to a NASCAR race."
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Big Blue calls Garden State home
Says the New York Giants "train in New Jersey, they play in New Jersey and most of their players live in New Jersey."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, January 29th, 2012